Growing up there was nothing better than tucking into a Mr Whippy ice cream at the beach or walking to the corner store on a hot summer’s day to pick up a paddle pop. Now we’ve rounded up the best ice cream in Tasmania so you can expand your palate and keep your love affair with the nation’s favourite food going.
1. Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Nabowla
If you’re looking for a killer instagram pic, then look no further. This place serves up lavender infused ice cream against a stunning backdrop of lush lavender fields and mountains. Once you’re done snapping your all important pic, you can enjoy the creamy and unique flavour of this divine Tasmanian ice cream.
Getting there: It’s 45 minutes out of Launceston.
2. Sweets and Treats, Richmond
Step back in time in this old-school lolly shop, with wall to wall sweats and treats lined up in glass jars. There’s 30 varieties of ice cream on offer, including all time favourites rainbow and cookies and cream. But with so much else on offer in the store, it would be rude to just stop there – try one of the many soft, hard or boiled lollies, nuts or liquorice to really treat yourself.
Getting there: It’s found in the cute village of Richmond, just 30 minutes out of Hobart. While you’re there check out all the other cool things to do in the town.
3. Coal Valley Creamery, Richmond
Quick, grab a pen and paper, because you’ll be writing home about this award-winning ice cream in Tasmania. The deliciously creamy ice cream is made fresh using local ingredients from nearby farms. With flavours like white chocolate raspberry, dairy free cookie and boysenberry swirl, it’s hard to pick just a few! Best yet is they make their waffle cones onsite daily and even offer a gluten free option.
Getting there: This one’s also found in the small town of Richmond, just outside of Hobart.
4. Van Diemen’s Land Creamery, Elizabeth Town
If you have a hankering for artisan ice cream, made from fresh Tasmanian produce, then Van Diemen’s Land Creamery is the place to go. They serve up 24 flavours of decadent gelato at the cafe, and if you’re lucky you can peak through the glass window to see it being made right in front of you. If you can’t make it to the cafe, don’t fret because you can pick up tubs of this fantastic ice cream in shops around Australia.
Getting there: This place is half way between Devonport and Launceston, making it a perfect place to stop on your drive through.